Volleyball Swept by Pacific, 3-0
McLaughlin's Nine Kills Lead Colonials
Nov. 27, 2004
STOCKTON, CA -- The GW volleyball team fell to the University of the Pacific, 3-0, Friday night in the 26th Community Bankers Classic in Stockton, CA. The Tigers won by the scores 30-20, 30-21, 30-20, in a one-hour, six-minute match before a crowd of 1,268 at UOP's Alex G. Spanos Center.
GW sophomore Juliene McLaughlin (Lindsay, Ontario) led the Colonials with nine kills while teammate Shannon Parks (Atlanta, GA) added seven kills and a pair of blocks. Kelly Kabbes (Cary, NC) contributed six kills in the loss. It marked the first match of the season where no Colonial recorded double-figure kills or digs.
Pacific (18-9) was led by sophomore Stevie Mussie's 15 kills. Mussie was one of three Tigers with double-figure kills in the match along with teammates Ashley Groothius (12 kills) and Sidney Bennett ( 10 kills).
The Tigers dominated game one by hitting .500 with 21 kills in 30 attempts to the Colonials' .154 and 10 kills in 26 attempts. Game two was more competitive featuring 10 ties and four lead changes as GW hit .258 with 13 kills while Pacific hit .471 with 20 kills. Trailing Pacifinc 21-19, in game two, Tigers' senior setter Hayley Anderson (Saratoga, Calif.) found four different Pacific hitters for kills and dropped in a kill of her own as the Tigers scored nine of the final 11 points to take a 2-0 lead with a 30-21 win.
Pacific controlled game three hitting .355 with 16 kills compared to .069 for GW (seven kills).
For the match, Pacific combined to hit .442 (57-15-95) compared to .163 (30-16-86) for GW.
GW (7-22) closes out the 2004 season Saturday against Nevada (20-9) in the consolation game of the Bankers Classic. The Colonials and the Wolf Pack will play at 8:00 p.m. (EST) at the Spanos Center. Nevada lost a 3-1 decision to San Francisco in the opening match of the tournament. Pacific and San Francisco (12-19) will meet in the championship match beginning at 10:00 pm (EST).